We've just discovered that famous French cat Pompon has a weakness for Calissons d'Aix, a traditional provençal confection made from a fine paste of melon confiture (or other fruits) and ground almonds, flavored with orange water and glazed with icing on a thin biscuit. Its diamond shape represents a weaving shuttle.
veritable: real, genuine
avoir une faible pour les sucreries: to have a sweet tooth
une navette: here, a weaving shuttle; a shuttle (as in transportation--and not to be confused with un navet or turnip)
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